Rehab Special Called to Medford Lakes Severe Storms

July 31st, 2009 Just after 5 p.m., a quiet summer afternoon in Burlington County became quite busy as severe storms moved quickly though the area, bringing heavy rain, strong winds and lightning. As additional calls came in to the Burlington County 911 center and units reported multiple roads were blocked with downed trees and wires, the situation escalated and C2510 assumed incident command. C2510 reported damage was widespread in an approximate area of Medford Lakes Boro and boarding Medford Twp. As things continued to esclate R4399 was special called to Station 371 to setup a rehab area. R4399 (w/5) arrived and stood by until the arrival of the Red Cross and Cherry Hill Canteen 13-8. Multiple agencies responded to the Medford Lakes area to assist, including Fire, Ems, Police, Public Works, the American Red Cross and PSE&G. According to the National Weather Service the damage was caused by "straight-line winds," not a tornado. Straight-line winds are strong downbursts of air from a thunderstorm that often involve winds of 60 to 100 mph. This phenomenon sometimes is called a "microburst." Nothing on weather radar indicated a rotating storm, NWS officials said.


Rehab Special Called to Southampton Dwelling

July 28th, 2009 At 17:40 hours TF1724, RIT251, R292, and Q431 were dispatched to 14 Stage Coach Road for a reported Dwelling Fire. Crews arrived on location with a working fire in a rear bed room. R4399 was inatally dispatched to cover Staion 172 however was redirected into the scene to preform Rehab duties due to the weather conditions. R4399 arrived and crews handed out bottle water. R4399 cleared the scene at 19:33 hours.


Quarry Rescue

July 18th, 2009 At 14:27 hours TF43 was dispatched to Ward Sand and Gravel pit for a fall victim. Station 178 was initially dispatched on the call for a fall victim at Route 70 and Burrs Mill Road. It was determinate that the call was in the quarry and 1780 requested TF43 added to the assignment. With the members in station for the chicken barbeque R4399 (w/3), A4394, and U4393(w/2) with Marine 439 where on the street immediately. C4300 Marked up and based on reports requested R221 added to the assignment as well as Southstar to fly. With a corrected location of Ward Sand and Gravel Central added District 29 and Stations 184 & 188 due to the quarry being in Woodland TWP. Upon arrival crews found a Male laying approximately 25 - 30 ft down from the top of the pit. Crews were able to access the patient via a slope that lead down to the patient. Once access was gained the incident was scaled back to R4399, U4393, Medic 33, C1780, C4300, C1720, and E1841. Crews packaged the patient into a stokes basket and carried him up the slope and into 1785 for transport to the L.Z. Southstar was able to land in the quarry and the patient was turned over to the flight crew for transport to a local trauma center.


Shamong House Fire

April 28th, 2009 At 17:37 hours TF2811, Stations 371, 431, Tender 251 and RIT 252 were dispatched to number 6 Spearhead trail for a reported dwelling fire. AC2801 marked up and was advised by communications of a reported fire on the exterior of the dwelling that was extending into the home. Moments later EM28 advised he had just past the residence and there was smoke coming from the dwelling. AC2801 arrived and confirmed the report and requested the "All Companies in-service". This added R4399 for the rehab to the assignment. R4399 (w/2) and A4394(w/3) responded and upon arrival set up several rehab chairs in support of station 289 units already on location. All 439 units cleared the scene at 17:34 hours


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